Emergency Contacts:

If you are in need of rescue, call 911 or the U.S. Coast Guard Houston Command Center at 281-464-4851

U.S. Coast Guard alternate lines: 281-464-4852; 281-464-4853; 281-464-4854; 281-464-4855.

To report high water and other non-life-threatening incidents call 311 or 713-837-0311.

Emergency Tips:

  • Do NOT go into your attic. Rescuers from the air cannot see you. Get to high ground and mark your roof.
  • Do NOT drive vehicles through flood waters.


See below for a list of all open shelters in Houston and surrounding counties.

For an up-to-date info on Red Cross shelters, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Lend your boat:

Harris County officials have called on anyone with high-water vehicles to help evacuate residents trapped in their homes and get them to high ground. If anyone can volunteer boats or other high-water vehicles, call the Harris County Fire Marshall at 713-881-3100.

Volunteer on the ground:

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are looking for volunteers to help at shelters.

Visit or

Corpus Christi: Crews will be accepting storm debris from residential customers at the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station on Sunday. The station located at 6594 Greenwood Drive will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents should report trees on roadways or other nonemergency issues by calling 361-826-2489.

Make a donation:

  • The American Red Cross is seeking donations to help victims of Harvey. The organization is urging people to call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.
  • The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CDRG) is a state recognized long-term recovery non-profit group created to address the unmet needs of Coastal Bend arearesidents affected by disaster. Visit
  • Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless is seeking support
  • For animal rescue: Humane Society ( and Austin Pets Alive! (
  • For more information on donating in the wake of a natural disaster, consult this guide from ProPublica.



Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that all City of Houston Multi-Service Centers and some other designated City and non-profit facilities will be opened for those who may need immediate shelter from flood waters. Houstonians residing in flooded dwellings may consider seeking temporary shelter by walking to a neighborhood Multi-Service Center or other designated facility, if it is safe to do so.

Multi-Service Centers

Denver Harbor MSC
6402 Market Street
Houston Texas 77020

Fifth Ward MSC
4014 Market Street
Houston, Texas 77020

Sunnyside MSC
9314 Cullen
Houston, Texas 77051

Third Ward MSC
3611 Ennis Street
Houston, Texas 77004

West End MSC
170 Heights Blvd
Houston, Texas 77007

The following Houston Centers are also open:
John Peavy Senior Center
3814 Market Street
Houston, Texas 77020

Kashmere Gardens Branch Library
5411 Pardee
Houston, Texas 77026

The following non-profit partners have offered to assist in staging survivors until they can moved to a shelter:
Fallbrook Church
12512 Walters
Houston, Texas 77014

Lyndale United Church
503 Reeid
Houston, Texas 77002

MD Anderson YMCA
705 Cavalcade
Houston, Texas 77009

Trotter Family YMCA
1331 Augusta Drive
Houston, Texas 77057

Community of Faith Church
1024 Pinemont Drive
Houston, Texas 77091

M.O. Campbell Education Center
1865 Aldine Bender Rd.
Houston, Texas 77032

YMCA at Calvalcade
705 Cavalcade St.
Houston, TX 77009

Northshore High School – 9th Grade Campus
13501 Hollypark Dr.

Westside High School
14201 Briar Forest

Paul Revere Middle School
10502 Briar Forest

Opening Soon:
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road

The Chinese Community Center on Town Park Drive is no longer being used as a shelter due to flooding.

2755 E. League City Pkwy
League City, 77573

The City of Friendswood Emergency Operations Center has opened the city’s Activity Building, located at 416 Morningside Dr. as an emergency shelter for people being picked up from their homes by the Friendswood Police Department.

First Baptist Church
401 Oxford St.
Tomball, TX

A shelter for residents covered by the mandatory evacuation order has opened at 1900 N. Downing. Residents must have identification in order to enter the shelter.

Red Cross Shelter is now open in Alvin located in the Cafeteria of Living Stones Church for those in need – address is 1407 Victory Lane. The Red Cross shelter will not take animals, unless they are crated.

Red Cross Shelter in Richmond, Texas: Sacred Heart Church, 507 South Fourth Street, Richmond, Texas.

The American Red Cross will open and operate a shelter at the Abundant Life Christian Center located at 601 Delany Rd. in La Marque beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Residents who plan to utilize the shelters need to have identification, medication and anything else needed for the next several days.

The Salvation Army has opened Harbor Light Center for men at 2407 North Main, Sally’s House for women at 1717 Congress Ave. and Family Residence at 1603 McGowen St. for those seeking refuge from the storm.

Star of Hope‘s downtown Men’s Development Center at 1811 Ruiz St. is offering immediate shelter to any men living on the street and seeking a safe, dry place to ride out the storm. The organization’s women and families shelter is already at capacity.

Crobsy ISD announced Crosby Middle School gym will be opened as a temporary shelter for flood victims at 10:00 Sunday.

Also open: American Legion Hall in Crosby, 14890 FM 2100.

Calvary Baptist Church
816 North Blair
Cleveland, Texas.

Red Cross: Living Stones Church
1407 Victory Lane
Alvin, TX

Conroe’s Red Shield Lodge (Salvation Army)
304 Avenue E

Dobie High School has been set up as a Red Cross rescue location for families in need of refuge from Harvey. Assistance will be available on the gym side turn around.

Golden Acres Baptist Church
2812 Pansy St
Pasadena, TX

Pasadena High School
206 S Shaver
Pasadena, TX

This list is subject to change. For an up to date list of Red Cross shelters, visit